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Validation of Housing Standards Addressing Accessibility: Exploration of an Activity-Based Approach.

Helle, Tina LU ; Iwarsson, Susanne LU and Brandt, Åse LU (2014) In Journal of Applied Gerontology 33(7). p.848-869
Abstract
The aim was to explore the use of an activity-based approach to determine the validity of a set of housing standards addressing accessibility. This included examination of the frequency and the extent of accessibility problems among older people with physical functional limitations who used no mobility device (n = 10) or who used a wheelchair (n = 10) or a rollator (n = 10). The setting was a kitchen designed according to present housing standards. The participants prepared lunch in the kitchen. Accessibility problems were assessed by observation and self-report. Differences between the three participant groups were examined. Performing well-known kitchen activities was associated with accessibility problems for all three participant... (More)
The aim was to explore the use of an activity-based approach to determine the validity of a set of housing standards addressing accessibility. This included examination of the frequency and the extent of accessibility problems among older people with physical functional limitations who used no mobility device (n = 10) or who used a wheelchair (n = 10) or a rollator (n = 10). The setting was a kitchen designed according to present housing standards. The participants prepared lunch in the kitchen. Accessibility problems were assessed by observation and self-report. Differences between the three participant groups were examined. Performing well-known kitchen activities was associated with accessibility problems for all three participant groups, in particular those using a wheelchair. The overall validity of the housing standards examined was poor. Observing older people interacting with realistic environments while performing real everyday activities seems to be an appropriate method for assessing accessibility problems. (Less)
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Journal of Applied Gerontology
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  author       = {Helle, Tina and Iwarsson, Susanne and Brandt, Åse},
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  language     = {eng},
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  pages        = {848--869},
  publisher    = {SAGE Publications Inc.},
  series       = {Journal of Applied Gerontology},
  title        = {Validation of Housing Standards Addressing Accessibility: Exploration of an Activity-Based Approach.},
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  volume       = {33},
  year         = {2014},
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